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Apr 20th, 2013, 11:03 AM
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Seattle to Vancouver in September 2013

My husband and I are doing a trip this September. We have never been to either spot. So many questions. Any Suggestions We only have 8 days. Thanks.
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Apr 20th, 2013, 11:07 AM
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So many questions.

What are some of them? That would help in making suggestions.

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Apr 20th, 2013, 11:16 AM
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We did that in 2005. We flew to Seattle, stayed 4 days, took the train to Vancouver BC; stayed 4 days and then took train back to Seattle. Stayed overnight and then flew home.
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Apr 20th, 2013, 11:42 AM
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In the United States forum, tag your post Seattle; in the Canada forum, tag your post Vancouver. Then read the "things to do" that you will find on their home pages.
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Apr 20th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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here is a new thing to do in Vancouver- sounds fun

http://www.flyovercanada.com
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Apr 20th, 2013, 12:18 PM
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What are some of the best places to eat stay and see. How many days for each any side trips?
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Apr 20th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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I am not a Vancouver expert- but I was there last weekend. I stayed at the Rosedale on Robson- a perfect location for getting around, easy walk to shops, restaurants, tourist activities.

It is a suite hotel and I had a full kitchen- even a stove with oven in case you really want to cook for yourself. The hotel also has a restaurant and pub- I thought it was a great place to stay.

I had dinner at the Flying Pig in Yaletown ( walking distance from the hotel) which was fabulous.
We had the "surf and turf" which was a platter for 2 with a gourmet mac and cheese, perfectly cooked steak and some blackened halibut and salad. It was plenty for 3- but then we had appetizers as well.
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Apr 20th, 2013, 03:23 PM
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I'm not really a Vancouver expert either but I've been there several times but not since the 2010 Winter Olympics.
I really liked Stanley Park. I hope they didn't mess it up too bad. I remember a steam clock on the sidewalk near Gastown.
Gastown is named for "Gassy Jack". There is a statue of him in the area.
With enough time you should take a ferry to Vancouver Island to go see Victoria which is the capital of British Columbia.
The way that I prefer to get to Vancouver is by train or Amtrak bus from Seattle. I have also come into Vancouver on the ViaRail Canadian from Jasper.
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Apr 21st, 2013, 08:44 AM
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Is Victoria or any place on Vancouver Island really worth a side trip or an overnight stay? Has anyone taken the ferries? We are thinking about renting a car, but with the train and ferries not sure if we need it. Any running trails in Seattle or Vancouver people are familiar with?
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Apr 21st, 2013, 08:55 AM
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Victoria is worth an overnight stay, especially if you visit Butchart Gardens. Don't take a car to Victoria...the city is very walkable and there is public transportation to the Gardens. Stanley Park is the place to run in Vancouver; in Seattle, there is the Burke-Gilman Trail, the trail around Green Lake, the Myrtle Edwards trail along the waterfront...those are the ones that come quickly to mind, but I'm sure there are more.
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